Beautiful weather for a beautiful ballgame. The sun shone down on Coors Field as the Colorado Rockies bats sprung to life to knock around the Philadelphia Philles in the final game of the homestand. As the Rockies shake hands and prepare to hit the road, the end their stay at home at 5-3, improving their record 8-13 with a 12-2 final score against the Phillies this afternoon.
The Great Gray Wolf
Healthy, confident, and having fun playing baseball, Jon Gray is looking like the ace pitcher everyone knew he could be. Gray notched the Rockies’ 11th quality start with a gem today through six innings. He allowed just two runs on four hits, and both of those runs came from Bryce Harper solo home runs. His control was locked down, striking out six batters while walking only two to improve his record to 3-1 on the season. Gray even helped himself out with an RBI single in the Rockies’ explosive fourth inning.
Jon Gray RBI single ties up the game! pic.twitter.com/XdXfyR3zpM— RoxGifsVids (@RoxGifsVids) April 25, 2021
Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma
When Trevor Story hit his first home run of the season on Friday night, you could see a tremendous weight lift off his shoulders. In today’s game he was 2-for-4 with a walk. Most importantly, Story sat you down for Story Time with the death blow to the Phillies in the Rockies’ monstrous seven run fourth inning: a towering grand slam to left field with a slick bat flip against Phillies’ reliever David Hale.
Have yourself a day... pretty much everyone.
The Rockies were splintering their bats as the offense roared to life with a seven run fourth inning, and finished the game with 12 runs on 16 hits. Eight of the Rockies’ starting nine had a hit, and six of them had at least two. Next to Trevor Story, the star of the day was first baseman CJ Cron, who went 4-for-5 at the plate, scoring twice, driving in two RBIs, and capping off the game with a two run home run in the eighth inning. The rookies Yonathan Daza and Dom Nuñez stayed hot with 2-for-4 games and an RBI each, while Josh Fuentes busted out of his slump with a 2-for-4 game of his own. The Rockies struck out just eight times while drawing a season high five walks.
Wayyyy out into the Cron Zone pic.twitter.com/HImFJmyb9f— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 25, 2021
Coming up next
The Rockies will board the team plane tonight bound for San Francisco to kick off an eight game road trip, starting with a three game series against the Giants. Monday’s game will start at 7:45 PM MDT as the big lefty Austin Gomber will face off against Anthony DeSclafini.